### A man buys 15 mangoes for a rupee. How many mangoes had he sold for a rupee so that there is a loss of 25 percent?

a) 20

b) 17

c) 28

d) 38

**Answer : a) 20**

**SSC Constable GD Exam – Elementary Mathematics **

### Solution

We need to find the selling price that results in a 25% loss.

**Cost Price (CP)**: The man bought 15 mangoes for 1 rupee. Therefore, the cost price of 1 mango is:

CP per mango =**Selling Price (SP) with 25% loss**: A 25% loss means the selling price is 75% of the cost price.**Number of mangoes sold for 1 rupee**: To find how many mangoes are sold for 1 rupee at this selling price:

So, to incur a 25% loss, the man would need to sell **20 mangoes for 1 rupee**.